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Dry Eye Treatment in Sewickley

Offering Lasting Relief For Dry, Itchy & Gritty Eyes

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Tired of your eyes constantly watering?

Want to find a solution for your red, dry, itchy eyes?

Dry eye disease can seriously harm your quality of life. It can cause severe irritation and even infection in severe cases.

Symptoms of dry eye disease include:

  • Red, dry eyes
  • Itchiness in and around the eye
  • A gritty-feeling in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive watering of the eyes

Visit Eyetique - Sewickley for effective and lasting dry eye relief.

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How Dry Eye Disease Develops & How to Treat It

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Dry eye disease is an increasingly common eye condition that can happen either because the eye is not producing enough tears, or because tears are evaporating too quickly, leaving the eyes without enough moisture to function comfortably.

This can happen for several reasons including allergies, side effects from medications, hormonal changes, and illness.

Depending on the cause and exact symptoms of your dry eyes, our Sewickley eye doctors will be able to prescribe treatments and medications aimed at increasing the amount of tears your eye produces and/or slowing the evaporation of tears to better hydrate your eyes.


What Are the Main Causes of Dry Eye?

  • Aging

    Dry eye disease tends to affect people over the age of 50. This is because tear production slows as we age. As the lacrimal glands produce fewer tears, dry eye develops.

  • Hormonal changes

    It's not uncommon for some women to experience dry eye symptoms during pregnancy, menopause, or while using birth control pills. That's because hormone imbalances can reduce tear production.

  • Autoimmune disease

    Certain autoimmune diseases, like Sjögren’s syndrome, can cause white blood cells to attack your tear glands, thus reducing tear production. Other diseases like arthritis, lupus, and diabetes can also cause poor or insufficient tear production.

  • Medications

    Certain medications can reduce mucus production (one of the 3 tear components) thus contributing to chronic dry eye.

    They include antihistamines, antidepressants, diuretics, and beta-blockers.

Note that this is just a handful of causes. There are many other factors that can contribute to dry eye, including pollution and dry air, allergies, poor tear quality, dehydration, contact lens wear, and more.


Dry Eyes Treatment in Sewickley

Our optometry practice in Sewickley

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • Aetna
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 14, 2024
Very friendly and helpful staff that had my best interests in mind. Dr. Kerr gave my contacts exam; ... I now have comfortable contacts for the first time. Optician Natalia Spence helped me understand my complex eye insurance information and assisted me in selecting frames to try on. I was pleased with how good-looking the frames were.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Eyetique in Sewickley is super professional, friendly and offers a thorough eye check up as well as ... guidance through the myriad of choices for choosing your glasses.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Alexis is the best to work with.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Eyetique in Sewickley is great! The Doc is very experienced, responsive and professional. Alexis an... d Hailey are so helpful and friendly that they make it very easy to become a repeat customer!
- Jan. 02, 2024
Sewickley Eyetique is wonderful because of the people who work here.
- Dec. 28, 2023
We had an appointment there today and could not be any more impressed. My daughter received the best... care from Dr Kerr with a very thorough exam and he was so friendly. She was very relaxed there. And the staff is top notch!! So very friendly and knowledgeable. The office was super clean and there was a large selection of frames to choose from. We highly recommend.
- Nov. 14, 2023
In my opinion, Eyetique in Sewickley offers the best optometry experience in Western PA. I couldn’... t be more impressed with Dr. Kerr and his expert staff. If you want excellent customer service and top notch care, I recommend you go see Dr. Kerr at Sewickley Eyetique!
- Oct. 09, 2023
Found my new eye Dr & Making my husband an appointment.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Took two children in for exams after they complained of headaches after reading. Cannot imagine a b... etter experience--the staff were super friendly and helpful, and Dr. Kerr gave both children thorough exams that he managed so well that the kids enjoyed the process. A great experience all around!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Love Dr John and the staff
- May. 07, 2023
I must say the staff at the Sewickley location were great they were kind, friendly and people person... like. They treated me like family. Exceeded my expectations
- May. 04, 2023
I love my glasses! The staff always picks the perfect pair for me
- Apr. 16, 2023
Excellent staff, Dr Kerr is an excellent Dr who I totally trust with my eye care.
- Feb. 16, 2023
I always enjoy my appointments at Eyetique Sewickley! The staff are very cool and friendly, and the ... doctor is great.
- Jan. 31, 2023
The eye wear is really good, but even more importantly, the staff cares deeply about their customers... . I highly recommend them.
- Nov. 05, 2022
Very kind and helpful staff.
- Oct. 28, 2022
Thorough eye exam. Dr Kerr is both knowledgeable and personable.
- Oct. 16, 2022
Bet friendly and thorough!
- Oct. 02, 2022
Great eye exam and low pressure sales.
- Aug. 21, 2022
Great experience friendly staff, great doctor, explained everything was very thorough. I didn’t ha... ve to wait. I was in and out on time. Highly recommend

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Dry Eyes FAQs

Can I still wear contact lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

Yes, some people can still wear contact lenses with dry eye syndrome. However, depending on its severity, you may need to carefully select the adequate contact lens for optimal clarity and comfort.

Oftentimes, because contact lenses sit on the eye, it's difficult for vital oxygen to reach the eye. This can worsen dry eye symptoms, and increase the risk of scratching or otherwise damaging your eye. Make sure to ask your eye doctor which contact lenses are most adapted to your condition.

Can dry eye syndrome be cured?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for dry eye syndrome. There are, however, many treatment options that offer lasting dry eye relief.

Can dry eye syndrome cause blindness?

In rare extreme cases, dry eye syndrome can cause corneal ulcers. These ulcers can result in scarring on the eye, making it difficult for the cornea to focus light accurately. If left untreated, corneal ulcers and the associated scarring can result in blindness.

How can I prevent dry eye symptoms?

Below are a few tips that will help prevent dry eye symptoms:

  • Point fans, heaters, and air vents so that they don’t directly blow into your eyes
  • Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Stay properly hydrated
  • Take breaks during long tasks, especially those that require extended visual focus

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